Recent changes to cash and coins in the UK have made the headlines, with people hunting for rare new £5 or £10 notes in the hopes of making even more money.

And the day on which the old-style, circular pound coins will be completely replaced by the new, 12-sided variants gets ever closer.

Would you want to discover more about coins used in the past?


If so, you may be interested in the upcoming Numismatics Day at Wrexham Museum on Saturday, October 28.

Numismatics is the study of coins, and a team of experts will be delivering a series of talks on Roman, Medieval and British coinage post 1660 in the morning, with the opportunity to meet the experts and have your coins identified in the afternoon.

The day is part of Wrexham Museum’s Buried in the Borderlands project which focuses upon the 15th Century Bronington Hoard.

The project is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund’s Saving Treasures: Telling Stories project in collaboration with the National Museum of Wales.

The event will start with a series of presentations from 11am until a lunch break at 1.15pm, followed by an afternoon’s “Meet the Specialists” session from 1.45pm until 3.30pm.

Specialists attending the event will be Royal Mint historian Chris Barker, medieval coins expert Carl Savage and Roman coins experts Matthew Ball and Nick Wells.

The event is free, but anyone who wishes to attend should contact Wrexham Museum in advance to give the museum an indication of numbers.

For more details, contact Wrexham Museum on 01978 297460